NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions.
This program was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.
NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.
The course is also available in Spanish, De Familia-a-Familia de NAMI.
NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you'll also find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.
The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and shared positive impact—experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. Sharing your own experience may help others in your class. In the program, you'll learn about:
Registration Required for this Class
NAMI Family-to-Family is a FREE course. Registration is required.
ONLINE CLASSES NOW FORMING
Internet access via laptop, tablet or smart phone required.
Next session start date to be announced.
Video teleconferencing via your laptop, tablet, or smart phone. We will provide you with step-by-step instructions how to access once you are confirmed in the class.
For more information, please contact:
NAMI Long Beach Area Class Coordinator
Phone: (562) 435-2264
"The course gave me hope that it will be okay, that I am not alone and reduced a lot of shame, guilt and hopelessness."
"I wish I'd known about this seven years ago when the problem began. I felt safe in this class. I was able to talk about things I haven't been comfortable expressing elsewhere."
"Before I took the course, I felt alone and overwhelmed dealing with my daughter’s mental illness. By taking this course, I have met others who are going through the same things I am and have learned about many resources that I never knew existed."
"I thought my wife and I knew just about everything there is to know about the system and the illness. Boy, were we wrong. Without a doubt, this is the best support course I have had the privilege of taking part in, bar none."